New exhibition: Hope in the Great War opens this weekend

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Photo credit:
The photo is of The Bob Newbon involved in the rescue of the Ponus in 1916 kindly lent from Brian Osborne’s ‘Images of the Past’ Collection.

Saturday 22 October 2016 – Sunday 13 November

Opening this weekend, Hope in the Great War tells the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, including the story of 3 November 1916 when the Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescued 20 people from the tanker Ponus.

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The exhibition celebrates timeless courage during the First World War, telling the story of six heroic RNLI rescues, with family friendly interactive displays honouring the courage of RNLI rescuers and survivors.

The stories:

· 3 November 1916 Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescue 20 people from the tanker Ponus
· 30 October 1914 Whitby, Tynemouth, Upgang, Teesmouth and Scarborough lifeboats rescue 144 people from the wrecked hospital ship Rohilla
· 8 August 1915 Fraserburgh lifeboat rescues 14 people from the SS Glenravel when she is targeted by a German submarine
· 1 January 1916 Port Eynon lifeboat goes to the assistance of SS Dunvegan. Tragically three lifeboat crew lose their lives
· 3 November 1916 Falmouth lifeboat crew and service men rescue 20 people from the tanker Ponus
· 29 December 1916 Baltimore (Republic of Ireland) volunteers and RN trawlers rescue 23 people from the SS Alondra
· 9 January 1917 Cromer lifeboat crew and men from the shore rescue 33 from the ships Pyrin and Fernebo when one is wrecked and the other hits a mine.

Find out more about Hope in the Great War

Go to the NMMC full exhibition calendar

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